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#801 SunBride

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    Posted 11 November 2008 - 02:06 PM

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    I just ordered my organza chair bows and table overlays this morning. My colors are navy blue and tropical green, so i'm using navy bows and table overlays for the ceremony/reception (with a green overlay on the cake table) and then green overlays and bows for the handful of tables/chairs during the cocktail hour.

    I ordered a total of 85 organza chair bows and 12 table overlays (72x72 for 60" round tables) for $188...not bad considering if I went with the resort's option it would have been WAY more :) I ordered from efavormart.com

    I also just did my table seating chart and think it'll work out great...so excited!

    It's getting SO close and I'm starting to stress...still have to buy the shirts for the groomsmen, my dad's outfit, my jewelry and veil, FI's shoes, and the reception dinner menus. I'm shopping tonight for the shirts/outfits, shoes, and jewelry and will do the menus this weekend. Veil is another issue...

    Also need to figure out wedding party/parent gifts and what we want to do in terms of welcome bags, cigar roller, pashminas...and then also the seating cards (we're wrapping electric tealights with vellum with the people's name and table on the vellum)

    then it'll just be shopping for the wedding and honeymoon wardrobe :) oh yea, and lose 10lbs
    What are you worried about ? ? ? I planned my whole wedding in 3 months! haha :)

    No joke, I got engaged late November, spend December researching resorts, booked I think January 7th, and then married April 1st! So about 2.5 months between booking and departure date. And I still got all the essentials done (i.e. my dress & accessories, groom's outfit, bridesmaid dresses, wedding bands, photographer etc) plus a bunch of extras (newsletters, OOT bags, guest t-shirts, DIY travel mugs, and all my decor items)

    Seriously, you have tons of time to do it all. Remember the advice of all of us been-there-done-that-brides "I wish I had stressed less"

    #802 SunBride

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      Posted 11 November 2008 - 02:11 PM

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      For all of you girls who have already gotten married and brought their own decorations. About how long do you think the aisle runner should be, for a decent aisle. I don't know exactly where you start walking from (I plan to be on the beach next to seaside grill)? Also, I am bringing my own tulle and bows for the chairs. I would really like to know how much tulle would be enough to cover the arbor well (Sort of like Brooke's pics) and how much fabric for the bows should I use. Do you think tulle is okay for the bows too, or should I use a heavier fabric?
      I forgot to answer about the aisle runner.

      First, I advise against them as I've seen people walking uncomfortably on them in the sand. Sometimes it works fine, sometimes it doesn't, I guess it depends on how firm the sand is.

      If you want to do the whole aisle from behind the restaurant (your "hiding spot" as you wait to walk down the aisle) to the gazebo you'd need A LOT because it makes for a really long aisle. I'm really bad at estimating distances, but I'd say it's like 3-5x as long as walking down a normal church aisle (it still only takes like 1 minute or so to walk down if you are walking a normal pace rather than an ultra-slow wedding pace). So if I were you I would just pick any length and just put it part way, not all the way to the back of the restaurant.

      #803 latinalocany

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        Posted 11 November 2008 - 02:46 PM

        Sunbride,
        will the resort put everything together for you? RE: chairs sashes, gazebo tulle, all the stuff we bring for the reception tables? and if they do is there a fee?

        #804 can't wait!

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          Posted 11 November 2008 - 02:52 PM

          Joann, the resort puts everything together for you for no additional fee. You just need to give them your stuff.

          Speaking of ceremonies...does anyone have the text the minister uses for symbolic/religous ceremonies? I'm working on the ceremony program but not sure what the order is and what the minister will say.
          Also, has anyone gotten a response from ANY WC about details and such. I leave in less than two weeks and have several questions but they (as usual) don't answer.

          #805 Seahagamy

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            Posted 11 November 2008 - 03:53 PM

            Was there a language barrier with the photographers for anyone?

            #806 neen

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              Posted 11 November 2008 - 04:47 PM

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              Originally Posted by can't wait!
              Joann, the resort puts everything together for you for no additional fee. You just need to give them your stuff.

              Speaking of ceremonies...does anyone have the text the minister uses for symbolic/religous ceremonies? I'm working on the ceremony program but not sure what the order is and what the minister will say.
              Also, has anyone gotten a response from ANY WC about details and such. I leave in less than two weeks and have several questions but they (as usual) don't answer.
              I wrote our whole ceremony last month...took me about three hours. I'll post it if you want to see it. Landy told me to just send it a month in advance so the minister could read it over and ask any questions/suggest/request changes.

              Someone asked about the seaside grill reception - yes we are paying the $750 fee.

              #807 Callie

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                Posted 11 November 2008 - 04:51 PM

                Quick question- how much did you/do you plan to tip the wedding coordinator, hair and makeup artists, and so on? I'm not quite sure what is "normal" to do.

                Can't Wait- we leave in 3 weeks and we haven't heard from anyone since we were told that the resort would be open. I'm just hoping all the details will come together last minute.

                #808 SunBride

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                  Posted 11 November 2008 - 05:18 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by SunBride
                  If you want to do the whole aisle from behind the restaurant (your "hiding spot" as you wait to walk down the aisle) to the gazebo you'd need A LOT because it makes for a really long aisle. I'm really bad at estimating distances, but I'd say it's like 3-5x as long as walking down a normal church aisle (it still only takes like 1 minute or so to walk down if you are walking a normal pace rather than an ultra-slow wedding pace). So if I were you I would just pick any length and just put it part way, not all the way to the back of the restaurant.
                  Okay I just watched my video, and I exaggerated about the aisle length. It's probably only about twice as long as a normal church aisle. I'm going to take a wild guess and say about 100-150 feet from back of the restaurant to the gazebo.

                  #809 SunBride

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                    Posted 11 November 2008 - 05:23 PM

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                    Originally Posted by Callie
                    Quick question- how much did you/do you plan to tip the wedding coordinator, hair and makeup artists, and so on? I'm not quite sure what is "normal" to do.
                    I don't really think there is a normal amount, a guideline like there is in Canada/U.S. They don't make a lot of money so anything helps.

                    I wrote about it in my review, if I remember correctly I tipped 40$ to Landy, 5$ each to the 2 guys who did the set-up, 20$ to the dinner waiter (we were only 10 so we had one main waiter for our table) and 5$ each to the hair stylists.

                    I'm sure some other brides are way more generous (I've heard on here about tips in the 100$+ range for the coordinators) but also many who don't tip at all.

                    #810 can't wait!

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                      Posted 11 November 2008 - 05:35 PM

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                      Originally Posted by neen
                      I wrote our whole ceremony last month...took me about three hours. I'll post it if you want to see it. Landy told me to just send it a month in advance so the minister could read it over and ask any questions/suggest/request changes.

                      Someone asked about the seaside grill reception - yes we are paying the $750 fee.
                      Yes! That would be wonderful Neen! I'd like to incorporate a couple of mx traditions too but I just didn't know in what order everything is supposed to be. You can post on here or just send me a pm.
                      Thanks,




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